The Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) has its first networking event today.  The event is from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Arthur Davis conference room at the Greater Des Moines Partnership office at 700 Locust Street in Des Moines.

The featured speaker is Steven Smith, President and CEO of GCommerce.  He will be talking about early stage equity funding for startup business, and what has changed in recent years. Lunch will be provided and there will be plenty of time for networking. The cost for the event is $8 for members, and $12 for non-members.